Congruence in Messaging in Safety Study in Semiotics demonstrates that congruence in messaging improves communication, incongruence creates miss-messaging. In order for communication to be effective there needs to be congruence not just in text, language and discourse (power in language) but also … [Read more...] about Congruence in Messaging in Safety
Critical Theory, Critical Thinking and Safety I have written before about the need for greater levels of critical thinking, discernment (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/real-risk/ ) and envisioning (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/envisioning-risk-seeing-vision-and-meaning-in-risk/ … [Read more...] about Critical Theory, Critical Thinking and Safety
The Safety Silver Bullet I found it! You can buy your official silver bullet HERE >>>> The idea of finding a silver bullet is that there is a perfect solution to a problem. It’s a simple idea that comes from binary absolute thinking. Such thinking is very common in safety and proposes … [Read more...] about The Silver Bullet
Essential Preparation for a Safety Job Most of what makes up the WHS curriculum doesn’t prepare someone for undertaking the job of safety advisor. Training a parrot to recall legislation and regulation is pretty meaningless, when a lawyer will be called in when something goes wrong. When it comes … [Read more...] about Essential Preparation for a Safety Job
Who Leads the Way in Safety? One’s ethos is a vocational methodology, one’s driving meaning and purpose in being. It is from one’s ethos that we develop a method or ethic. An ethic is essentially the systematic construct of what one believes about life, being and personhood. For example: If one … [Read more...] about Who Leads the Way in Safety?
Critical Thinking and Questioning in Safety Great to read a piece on the Safety Differently site that situates systems within a social and societal context (Thinking Differently about incident investigations). One of the strange things about the tradition of safety is its maintenance of the myth of … [Read more...] about Critical Thinking and Questioning in Safety
Data Ethics and the Ethics of Data in Safety I received an email yesterday about data mining and safety data with promises of making unseen risks visible using artificial intelligence (AI). The marketing is ‘choc-a-block’ with promises of what AI can do and how algorithmic analysis can tell you … [Read more...] about Data Ethics and the Ethics of Data in Safety
Doing Something Bad Well Every time I write about the strange projections of Safety or criticize pathetic attempts to remain relevant I get this strange response of ‘well at least they are trying to do something’. What a strange idea. A good example is this dumb campaign from Safework NZ on … [Read more...] about Doing Something Bad Well
For the benefit of Mr Kite there will be a show tonight on trampoline Lennon & McCartney Welcome to an interim edition of the Australian Hinstitute of Heinrich and Skinner (AHHS) fake newsletter, which features Queensland’s forthcoming phantasmagorical virtual safety conference. This … [Read more...] about A day in the life
What is Critical Thinking in Safety? Everyone thinks but not all think critically…. There are countless books out there on supposed ‘critical thinking skills’ but many are not about critical thinking. Many of these books don’t even define critical thinking well. Let’s take for example Cottrell, … [Read more...] about What is Critical Thinking in Safety?